Dale Thompson, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Dale Thompson’s research interests include computer networking, the Internet, cybersecurity, network security, and food defense. He is an Associate Professor with the Computer Science and Computer Engineering (CSCE) Department at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA and teaches Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Wireless Systems Security, and Network Security. Currently, he leads the Training Arkansas Computing Teachers (TACT) funded project that is researching the best way to train high school teachers to teach computer science. He is a co-founder of the Arkansas Research and Education (ASCENT) Institute, whose primary mission includes security issues and technologies in cyber, transportation, critical infrastructure, and food systems.

Dr. Thompson received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA in 1990 and 1992, respectively.  He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA in 2000.  Before coming to the University of Arkansas in 2000, he worked as an Electronics Engineer in the communications group at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, MS, USA from 1992 to 2000.